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WHOIS ID Protection for Domain Names

Rochen has always offered the option of “ID protection” when purchasing or transferring in a domain name.

ID protection hides all of your personal data, and masks your contact information with a generic privacy firm in Kirkland Washington.

2018 Changes to WHOIS Output

Prior to May 2018, you needed to purchase ID Protection to hide your name, address, telephone number, and email address, from public visibility in ‘whois’ searches.

Since May 2018, with the implementation of GDPR in the EU, the above contact details are no longer publicly viewable. However, they can still be accessed via a limited gateway by third parties.

Rochen partners with Enom for all of our domain name registration services. For a full understanding of Whois output, and whether you need to purchase ID protection, we recommend reading the following to 2 Enom articles:

Blog Post: https://www.enom.com/blog/will-gdpr-impact-whois/

WHOIS, post GDPR, FAQ: https://help.enom.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003534951-GDPR-Customer-FAQ#h_779984769461525890605652

Adding ID Protection

If, after considering the above, you still wish to purchase whois/ID protection for your domain, please open a billing support ticket to request this, and we can add it for you.

Thank you.

Updated on April 28, 2021

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