What is "Whois privacy" service and how can I order it?

"Whois Privacy" is an extra service for domains registered with INTERNET CZ,a.s. With Whois Privacy service you can hide sensitive information about the domain´s owner from the public Whois databases. Spammers often use the publicly displayed information in Whois databases to gather emails and telephone numbers of the domain owners, using them later for spamming. Activation of this additional service helps you to prevent spamming attacks and other suspicious activities.

The Whois Privacy service protects your contacts against spamming and scamming.

INTERNET CZ, a.s. provides the Whois Privacy activation for standard generic domains (for example .com, .net, .org, etc.) and for new generic domains (for example .BARGAINS, .BIKE, .CLOUD, .CHRISTMAS, .CONSULTING, .FOUNDATION, .RECIPES, .TIENDA, etc.).

Whois Privacy belongs to additional services – its activation is therefore charged. See the details in our Pricelist, in the section “Other optional services“.

 

How can you order Whois Privacy service?

The Whois Privacy service can be ordered when:

1) Registering a new gTLD domain name
2) Registering a new gTLD domain name within INTERNET CZ Package or SuperPackage
3) Transferring a gTLD domain name

4) Renewing a gTLD domain name
5) As an independent service

 

Ad 1) Order the Whois Privacy service along with registration of a new domain name. This can be done in the 4th step of the order, during your choice of DNS servers. Here, simply add the Whois Privacy service, its costs will be automatically added to the final price of your order. Then, our system generates the payment request which is sent to your email. As soon as we have received your payment for the ordered services, the Whois Privacy will be activated in the Central Registry. In this case, the expiry date of the Whois Privacy service will be the same as the domain name expiry date. In you customer administration account, you will find the Whois Privacy button – with it you will be able to switch the service on and off according to your liking.

Ad 2) Order the Whois Privacy service along with registration of a new domain name within the INTERNET CZ Package or SuperPackage. This can be done in the 5th step of the order, during your choice of additional services. Here, add the Whois Privacy service, its costs will be automatically added to the final price of your order. Then, our system generates the payment request which is sent to your email. As soon as we have received your payment for the ordered services, the Whois Privacy will be activated in the Central Registry. In this case, the expiry date of the Whois Privacy service will be the same as the domain name expiry date. In your customer administration account, you will find the Whois Privacy button – with it you will be able to switch the service on and off according to your liking.

Ad 3) Order the Whois Privacy service along with the transfer of your domain to INTERNET CZ,a.s. (change of registrar). This is done in the step following after the verification of your domain´s status. There, you will find Whois Privacy among the additional services we offer. Just tick the Whois Privacy check box, its costs will be automatically added to the final price of your order. As soon as the domain´s transfer is finished, the Whois Privacy will be activated. In this case, the expiry date of the Whois Privacy service will be the same as the domain name expiry date. In your customer administration account, you will find the Whois Privacy button – with it you will be able to switch the service on and off according to your liking.

Ad 4) Order the Whois Privacy service along with renewal of your domain name. Just tick the Whois Privacy check box, its costs will be automatically added to the final price of your order. Then, our system generates the payment request which is sent to your email. As soon as we have received your payment for the ordered services, the Whois Privacy will be activated. The expiry date of the Whois Privacy service will be the same as the domain name expiry date. In your customer administration account, you will find the Whois Privacy button – with it you will be able to switch the service on and off according to your liking.

Ad 5) You can activate Whois Privacy as an independent service. In this case, you will find the Whois Privacy in your administration account – in the domain detail, in the Whois Privacy section (next to Redirect section). When you have your domain name registered within the INTERNET CZ Package or SuperPackage, you can order the Whois Privacy service from your administration account – the webhosting detail (in the Whois Privacy section). As soon as we have received your payment for the ordered services, the Whois Privacy will be activated. The expiry date of the Whois Privacy service will be the same as the domain name expiry date.

(Attention: the Whois Privacy service cannot be ordered as an independent service for a domain name which expires in less than 30 days. In such case, you will be able to order the service only together with renewal of the domain.)