Why Privacy Protection?
When buying a domain name you have to provide accurate contact information or else your domain registration could be terminated as it would be in violation of the registration agreement.
This information has to be made publicly available to everyone via the public WHOIS database as required by ICANN, the international governing body for domain names. Everyday, this valuable source of accurate contact information is targeted and harvested by spammers and telemarketers resulting in unwanted and unsolicited contact. Also since your contact information is public, you are at risk for identity theft and fraud and of being contacted by harassers and stalkers.
Privacy Protection ensures that your private information is not published by replacing all your publicly visible contact details with alternate contact information.
If you see our name and contact details when you make a WHOIS query then the domain name is probably using our service and we are NOT the actual owner of the domain.
Using the Contact Domain Owner form is the only way to get in touch with the domain name owner. We do not accept any postal mail on behalf of the domain name owner and all mails sent to our address will be rejected. Any telephone calls received at the PrivacyProtect.org Telephone Number, would be greeted with an electronic answering machine requesting the caller to visit this website.
Privacy Protection should not be used for spam, abuse or any illegal/unlawful activities. If you come across domains names that are using Privacy Protection to aide in such activities, you can use the Report Abuse to lodge your complaint and appropriate action will be taken to either make the domain name owner information public or provide you with the necessary details.
IDCPrivacy is a brand of "Integrated Data Communications Limited" which is a British Virgin Islands registered company, its United Kingdom mailing address is as per WHOIS: Suite 5, 7th Floor (IDC), 5 Greenwich View Place, London, E14 9NN.