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What is ID Protect?
ID Protect is a service that hides your private information from being displayed publicly in a global database that is frequently used by spammers and data miners to bombard unprotected people with unsolicited advertisements and scams. ID Protect can be used on any domain registration from one of the following TLDs: COM, NET, ORG, INFO, BIZ, PRO, TV, CC, ME, ASIA, CM

Why Purchase ID Protect?
Every domain registration is required to have accurate contact information (WHOIS data) associated with it.  Data miners crawl the public WHOIS database for this information and sell it to marketing firms and advertising agencies, which can result in both spam and junk mail to your home.  ID Protect hides your accurate contact information and stores it in a secure location, protecting your personal information without risking the suspension of the domain’s registration.

How does it work?
ID Protect takes your unprotected, personal information and shields it from the public so that they only see the anonymous information:idprotect

How much is it?
GreenGeeks currently offers ID Protect for $9.95/year and can be purchase during or after registration/transfer of your domain name.  ID Protection is a non refundable service.

How do I purchase ID Protect?
In order to purchase ID Protection, either select the service during your signup or contact our sales department at sales@greengeeks.com, call us at 1-877-326-7483 or use live chat. Our team will add this service onto your domain name.

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  1. April Miller

    I would like to add on ID protect for $9.95 but I can’t find a location on your website to set this up. I already paid for my domain/web site yesterday.

    thank you

  2. Kaumil - GreenGeeks

    You’ll need to get in touch with our support team, they’ll be more than happy to add this onto your domain name for you.

  3. Molly

    I’d like to suggest that you add this as a feature under “Manage My Domains.” Every time I want to renew my private registration, I have to search for this help document and then send an email. That’s not efficient for me, and I suspect it isn’t efficient for GreenGeeks either. It would be so much easier to be able to just click a button and add it to my invoice when I renew, like I can with the domain registrars I usually use. That’s the primary reason I register my other domains elsewhere. If you offered that option, I would be a lot more likely to use GreenGeeks as the domain registrar for my other domains! :-)

  4. Josh Dargie - GreenGeeks Article Author

    Hello Molly,

    Thank you for the suggestion, we are currently rolling out our new Account Manager platform which lays the groundwork for this. I have already spoken with our development team and they have confirmed this is scheduled on the next maintenance release.

    In the meantime, should you wish to add ID Protect to your domain name, please reach out to your sales department (http://greengeeks.com/contact-us.php) who can assist you.

  5. Nicole Rossetti le Strange

    Hi GG team!

    Could you please give us some idea of when the new AC Manager platform is likely to be available. I agree with Molly that the current system is very inefficient!

    Looking forward to the updates, and a more integrated service. :-)

  6. Kaumil Patel

    Don’t quite understand the question? ID Protect prevents your information from showing up when a WHOIS lookup is performed.

  7. Kaumil Patel

    Our Account Manager is currently in beta. We’re currently working on the next phase which is to bring in greater integration to our services and partners. We don’t want to rush a product that doesn’t work! :)

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