As a domain name owner, there is a few things for you to know:
- At SafetyNames, by default, your domain ownership information is not shared with the general public through Whois. (Organization and Country information is still shown through the Whois, which are requirements from ICANN, the governing body of the internet.)
- You do have the option to share your domain ownership information with the public by sending us an email: [email protected] and we can turn that ON for you. This is useful for Organizations and domain investors, who are looking to sell their domain names. That way, potential buyers can find out who to contact to purchase the domain name.
- You still have the option of WhoisPrivacy, which will mask the remaining ownership information in the whois. You can select this for your domains via the checkout.
Privacy is something that we take serious at SafetyNames, so we want to give you all relevant information possible around Domains & Privacy.
Just last week, California passed The California Consumer Privacy Act, which will make sure companies protect the personal data of California residents and inform California residents of what information they have collected from them, starting Jan. 1, 2020. In many ways, this is similar to the European GDPR, but it does have its differences. As the governing body of the internet’s headquarters, ICANN, is based in California, we can see how this will shape out the domain name whois in the future.
As for now, you can reach out to us at anytime to discuss further about GDPR and how it may affect your whois.
The SafetyNames Team