Here we will show you how to protect your personal information with Domain Privacy and NameSafe, and how to enable or disable Domain Privacy and NameSafe.
What is Domain Privacy?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), the international governing body for domain names, requires every registrar to maintain a publicly accessible Whois database for all domain names registered. Whois records include the domain owners' personal contact information: name, phone number and mailing and email addresses. Domain Privacy service allows you to hide your personal information in order to protect you from receiving unwanted communications from spammers, solicitors and the general public.
If necessary, you can temporarily disable domain privacy on your domain so that others can verify your ownership of the domain. You can then re-enable privacy whenever you want.
NOTE: Disabling Domain Privacy does not cancel the service. Please contact support if you want to cancel Domain Privacy for your domain.
What is NameSafe?
NameSafe is a domain service that allows for a greater level of security towards making changes to a domain name on your account. NameSafe protects against:
- DNS changes
- Name Server changes
- Contact information changes
- Unwanted renewals
- Adding/removing Domain Privacy
- Domain locking
No changes can be made to a domain name that has NameSafe enabled until the service has been temporarily deactivated, which can only be done by the owner of the administrative email address associated with the service on a hosting account.
NOTE: At this time, only domains registered through FastDomain are eligible for NameSafe.