We know that you want your information to be private and protected. That said, as your domain registrar, Enom is required by international rules to collect several pieces of personal information and store them in a public file called a WHOIS record. It includes your name and contact info (but NOT any financial data). To see the type of information that is stored, go to our WHOIS lookup tool and put in any domain, like enom.com.
Even if you don’t mind this type of information being public, anyone—including mail, email, and telephone marketers—can use WHOIS records to pester domain registrants with unwanted solicitations. Fortunately, Enom offers a ID Protect to shield your personal information from prying eyes.
When your domain is covered by ID Protect, we replace the personal identifying information in your Whois record with generic contact information for Enom itself. No third-party marketers will be able to see your information, so no junk mail or phone calls will come directly to you as a result of the information we collect.
ID Protect must be added to each domain you register. While many top-level domains support ID Protect, not all do. When you go to check out a domain, add ID Protect to the domain and we’ll let you know if that domain is eligible for the service. You can also add ID Protect to domains you’ve already registered. See FAQs
Don’t risk unwanted attention. Shield your personal information by adding ID Protect to your domain today.
Whois records are a principal source of email addresses for spammers. If your domain name has ID Protect, we change the generic email address associated with your domain several times a year. Spammers will see this generic email address, but once we change it, that source of spam will be cut off.
For mail which does not appear to be unsolicited commercial mail, we will either forward the mail or fax the content to you. We will not forward junk mail, or forward any other communication if it becomes apparent that you provided the ID Protect address to third parties.
To prove ownership of your domain, temporarily disable ID Protect and then ask the verifying party to confirm Whois registration details at whois.enom.com.
To disable ID Protect, log in to your account and click on “My Account” at the top of the page. Click on “My Dashboard” and then click on “Registered Domains.” Find the domain you wish to remove ID Protect from and click on the icon in that row underneath the ID Protect column. Choose “Unprotected (Whois info is viewable)” and click on “save changes.” Once the ownership verification is complete, you can turn the ID Protect service back on through your domain control panel.