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What is ID Shield?
Everyday domain owner's information is exposed in the Public Whois Database. The privacy such as name, address, phone number, and email address is available to spammers, scammers, harassers, and even worse.
OnlineNIC provides domain owners with ID Shield Service --- a perfect solution to protect the privacy and stop domain-related spam.
What are the benefits of using ID Shield?
1. Protect your privacy
2. Prevent identity theft and data mining
3. Stop domain-related spam
4. Decrease the chance of unauthorized domain transfer
How does ID Shield work?
OnlineNIC ID Shield act as a firewall between you and the outside world, instead of your personal information being available to the public, the eyes of information prier will target at OnlineNIC ID Shield.
1. We replace your registrant, technical, admin and billing information.
2. Although the whois information shows our information, you retain full ownership of the domain.
3. You have complete control over the domain, you can manage all facets of the domain via your control panel like domains without ID Shield service.
4. Email address listed in each contact will be changed constantly to avoid being bombarded by spammers.
Note: ID Shield can not be applied to .US domain
How does ID Shield protect you from spam?
Due to OnlineNIC's dynamic email system, your visible email address is constantly changing, so while it is being harvested and redistributed, it will change and the previous address will no longer work for the spammer. The ID Shield Service also secures and maintains your real email address on file so you receive important information regarding your domain.
What if I want to prove ownership of domain which is protected by ID Shield.
You can temporarily disable the ID Protect service through your domain control panel. Turn off the service and the whois information will be restored from the real one on file. Once you finished, simply re-open the ID shield then you are under protection without any charge.
Does ID shield support all types of domain name?
Not all, but this service is available for .com .net .org .biz .mobi .info .in and almost all new gTLDs.
Is Domain ID Shield Service Free?
We only charge $1/yr per domain. You can apply ID Shield for your domain via You are here: Manage Domain >> List My Domains.
Should I need to Apply ID Shield Every Year?
There is no need to do that. If a domain is renewed and it has been applied for ID Shield, then the ID Shield service for the domain will also be renewed.
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