Why you need domain privacy protection and expiry protection
Keep your identity private
Your name, address, email and phone numbers are replaced with standard Webnames.ca contact information in the public WHOIS. This prevents your personal information from being compromised by identity thieves, spammers and data miners.
Prevent spam and telemarketing
The WHOIS directory is a searchable list of every single domain name registered in the world that is mined for contact information. Privatizing your contact information helps to eliminate spam and pesky phone calls from telemarketers.
Protect your valuable domain from theft
Domain privacy helps eliminate domain hijacking and protects against unauthorized access to your website and domain. Keeping your information confidential helps ensure that you, and only you, control your domain names.
Eliminate domain loss by accidental expiry
Even domain names that are set to auto-renew can lapse in rare cases if a payment fails.
Expiry Protection prevents this from happening by holding your domain safely for up to an additional year.
When you register a domain name, your personal information is automatically entered into the public WHOIS directly. By protecting your data with Domain Privacy, our proxy data keeps your contact details safe.
WHOIS data without Webnames Privacy
Registrant Name: Your Name
Registrant Organization: Your Company
Registrant Street: 1234 Your Street
Registrant City: Your City
Registrant State/Province: Your Province
Registrant Postal Code: Your Postal Code
Registrant Country: Your Country
Registrant Phone: (555) Your-Phone
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHOIS data with Webnames Privacy
Registrant Name: Webnames Private
Registrant Organization: Webnames Services INC
Registrant Street: ATTN: WNd95853, 260 - 3020 Lincoln Ave.
Registrant City: Coquitlam
Registrant State/Province: BC
Registrant Postal Code: V3B 6B4
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: 1-604-633-1142
Registrant Email: WNd95853@webnamesprivacy.ca
Get full WHOIS protection with Standard Webnames Privacy, or Webnames Enhanced Domain Privacy and Expiry Protection bundle that includes private email forwarding of domain inquiries and expiry protection that retains your domain for an additional year in the event of accidental or inadvertent expiry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whenever you register a domain name, your personal information – i.e. full name, address, email and phone number – are automatically added onto a public directory called WHOIS (Who is). The WHOIS directory is accessible by anyone, which means that hackers, thieves and spammers can easily find out the information of an owner of an unprotected domain name.
This means that unprotected domain names are vulnerable to being stolen, which is a major risk to business owners that rely on a website to reach customers. Domain Privacy replaces your personal information with a generic Webnames.ca contact address to keep your data safe.
No – only your contact information is replaced. Ownership and management of your domain name belongs to you and only you.
Individual registrants of a .CA domain name automatically receive Domain Privacy. However, Canadian businesses and organizations will need to secure Domain Privacy for their domain names.
Domain Privacy is applicable to most domain extensions. This includes .CA, .COM, .NET, .INFO, .ORG, .BIZ, .CN, .ASIA, .CC, .TV and more. The Domain Privacy service can also be applied to the new domain extensions like .ATTORNEY and .XYZ.
Yes! Webnames.ca’s Domain Privacy service filters all WHOIS generated spam messages. The only emails that you continue to receive in your inbox are official registrar and registry messages. All other emails are blocked and returned to the sender with an automated response.
Yes. If you decide you no longer want expiry protection, you can still opt to have only standalone Domain Privacy Protection for CAD $10/year. Simply cancel your “Expiry Protection” service under the respective domain name's Management options or opt out of both packages at the time of renewal.
*Domain Privacy is applied to the registrant profile; therefore all domains under the same registrant must have privacy.
**Domain Privacy can be applied to all domain names, except .WS and .US domain names. Individual registrants of .CA automatically receive free Domain Privacy through the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).
†Domain Privacy+ is compatible with the following extensions: .ca, .art, .biz, .blog, .cc, .club, .cn, .co.uk, .com, .com.cn, .consulting, .cx, .cyou, .date, .day, .dev.institute, .education, .eu.business, .exposed, .faith, .fit, .fun, .games, .guru, .info, .jetzt, .link, .live, .llc, .media, .mobi, .net, .net.cn, .one, .org, .org.cn, .pw, .quest, .radio.am, .red, .reisen, .rocks, .schule, .study, .supplies, .surf, .tel, .uk, .us, .webcam, .wedding, .work, .xyz