Your Shield Against Spam and Identity Theft

  • Protects your personal information online
  • Reduces spam to your inbox
  • Shields you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Add ID Protection for only $6.00 per year

Why Every Domain Needs ID Protection

In America alone, there are an estimated 9 million cases of identity theft each year¹ and 3 trillion² spam emails sent each year. Spammers and thieves can get your information through your domain name’s public record. ID Protection keeps your information safe by privatizing your domain’s entry in public records.

Unprotected WHOIS

John Doe Productions
John Doe
12 Main St
Hollister, CA 95023
United States
(555) 555-1234


Protected with
ID Protection

Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Organization: Data Protected
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY

Protection Plus Peace of Mind

Keeps You Safe

ID Protection keeps your information private, so identity thieves can’t find you.

Get Emails That Matter

Legitimate emails such as purchase offers for your domain are still forwarded to you.

Complies with ICANN

ID Protection follows rules set out by ICANN, the governing body for domain names.

Blocks Spam

Your contact details are kept out of the hands of spammers, so you get less spam.

ID Protect FAQs

International rules require that valid contact information—known as Whois—is available for every domain name. ID Protection cloaks your identity and provides proxy contact information in the Whois.

ID Protection also reduces spam. In your cloaked Whois information, we provide a proxy email address that changes several times a year. We forward email sent to the proxy address, but when the proxy address changes, spam sent to the old address bounces.

International rules require that valid contact information be provided for all domain names, and that it be accessible worldwide. ID Protection provides valid contact information that satisfies the international requirements without exposing your personal contact information to worldwide scrutiny.

Domain name Whois displays name, address, and email address. Anyone anywhere can search the Whois database through any search engine and many other web sites.

ID Protection provides proxy information instead of your personal contact information. Parties who want to contact you use the proxy information, and we forward to you.

Domain name Whois is a principal source of email addresses for spammers. If your domain name has ID Protection, we change the Whois email address several times a year. Spammers harvest and use one Whois email address, but once we change it that source of spam is cut off.

Our support technicians can disable ID Protection on an expired domain.

To prove ownership of your domain, temporarily disable ID Protection and then ask the verifying party to confirm whois registration details.

To disable ID Protection take the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Customer Backroom
  2. Navigate to Domains > My Domains
  3. Click on the Manage button for the domain you want to disable ID Protection
  4. Click on Addons
  5. Click on the “Disable” link under ID Protection

Once the ownership verification is complete, you can turn the ID Protection service back on from Domains > My Domains > Manage > Addons page.

For mail which does not appear to be unsolicited commercial mail, the Whois Privacy Protection Service may either forward the mail to you or fax a page of the communication. The Service will not forward junk mail, nor will it forward mail if it becomes apparent that you provided the Whois Privacy Protection address to third parties.

The .us Registry requires that .us domain names have actual identity and contact information, rather than forwarding information.

ID Protection can be purchased for the following TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, name, tv, cc, me

No. The domain must be registered with us in order to use ID Protect. You can Transfer the domain to AlpineWeb and add ID Protection once the Transfer is completed.

If the privacy protection service at your current Registrar does not provide email forwarding, the service must be disabled so that you can respond to transfer confirmation emails.

No, our ID Protection service will forward to the email address associated with the domain name.