privacyadvocate / how_it_works
PrivacyAdvovate.org is a provider of Whois privacy service through our registrar providers. We do not own any domain names for which we provide our privacy service.
Our private registration service is intended to keep your personal contact information out of your domain's Whois record, and safe from spammers, telemarketers, and ethically challenged marketing companies.
Why Domain Owners Need Whois Privacy Service
When you register a domain name, you are entering into a contract with your domain's regisrtar under which you are required to provide and maintain complete and accurate contact information. ICANN, the body that oversees domain registration, requires registrars to verify this information provided, and to suspend or terminate a domain if the registrant contact information is not confirmed or willfully inaccurate. Without privacy service, the information you provide to your registrar will become public via your domain's Whois record.
Spammers, telemarketers, even main-stream companies target the Whois database in order to send unsolicited mail. With your personal informoation publicly available, you are at risk for identity theft and to receive a flood of unwanted spam.
Without a privacy service, your contact information, including postal address, email address and phone number is available for anyone to see.
With PrivacyAdvocate.org's service, your name, phone/fax number, postal and email address stay hidden.
Anyone who uses your domain's whois record to contact will see contact information from Privacy Advocate.org. Callers to the phone number +1.5143941150 will be greeted with a message to visit the https://PrivacyAdvocate.org website and fill out the Contact Domain Owner form. Email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will similarly receive an auto-reply with instructions to to visit the PrivacyAdvocate.org website and fill out the form. At no time is your contact information ever visible to the individual that is trying to contact you.
Mail Forwarding Service
Should we receive a letter or package addressed to your name or company and our Texas address, an agent with PrivacyAdvocate.org will contact you to arrange delivery of your email, either electronically or by postal mail. A charge of $6.95 will apply for delivering mail electronically, and $12.95 for postal forwarding. Pricing for packages (hopefully that won't happen!) will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Are you a domain registrar looking for more cost-effective, better Whois privacy service? Our competitors charge their registrar clients significant fees per year, per domain name for Whois privacy protection for their clients. Domain names that transfer in from other registrars will have privacy fees to be paid up front. If you're looking for a better, more economical solution, contact our sales team and we will work out a quote for you, and let you know how easy it is to integrate PrivacyAdvocate.org's Whois privacy service.