Whois Privacy Services

Secure your Domain Privacy

 

All major registries, as well as Joker.com, require by their policies and Terms&Conditions, that registrants provide accurate, complete and current personal data, that is made publicly available on the internet by the WHOIS service.

 

This WHOIS service is available to everyone, and usually includes the name, and sometimes - depending on the policy of the responsible registry - also street address and email addresses of the registrant. The use of incorrect, incomplete or fake data is a violation of the registration agreement of the related registry and Joker.com, and may lead to the deletion of the related domain name (please also see 5.c/11.d of Joker.com T&C).

 

To protect a registrant from abuse of his data, proxy-privacy.com through IDPS (International Domain Privacy Services) GmbH - a subsidiary of CSL GmbH - provides privacy protection services, effectively shielding his information and keeping his data confidential. By using these services, the registrant is represented by alternate contact data provided by IDPS GmbH, while remaining compliant to the registration policies.

The registrant's own data will still be maintained and escrowed by Joker.com, to secure the registrant's ownership of the domain, and to ensure the compliance to ICANN's and registry's policies.

Privacy Services are available for most gTLD domain names. The availability of privacy services is indicated in price list and domain search (icon Whois Proxy Privacy available).

 

Here is an example of what privacy service means to a domain name's public Whois output:

 

 

Standard Whois Output

With Privacy Basic

With Privacy Pro

Registrant Name: Max Musterman Max Musterman On behalf of yourdomain.com
Registrant Organization: ACME ACME c/o IDPS International Domain Privacy Services GmbH
Registrant Street: Main Street 123

c/o IDPS International Domain Privacy Services GmbH

Hansaallee 191

Hansaallee 191
Registrant City: Foo City Duesseldorf Duesseldorf
Registrant State/Province:  
ABC    
Registrant Postal Code: 54321 40549 40549
Registrant Country: DE DE DE
Registrant Phone: +99.110 12345678 +49 211 867 67 448 +49 211 867 67 448
Registrant Fax: +99.110 12345679 +49 211 867 67 6448 +49 211 867 67 6448
Registrant Email: yourprivatemail@email.com      35b27c46c3d9040b881fc4f@proxy-privacy.com   35b27c46c3d9040b881fc4f@proxy-privacy.com  

 

Please find all details, conditions and the Acceptable Use Policy here: proxy-privacy.com

And here you find all answers on How to enable Whois Privacy?

Prices are available here: Joker.com Pricelist

 

Please note:

  • when privacy services are selected, the registrant is still required to provide Joker.com with the correct and valid Whois data. This Whois data will be maintained and escrowed (including encryption) by Joker.com to preserve gTLD compliance.
  • the registrant and the account holder are at all times enabled to turn on or off (disclose) Whois privacy services on their own.
  • when privacy services are acquired together with a transfer to Joker.com, the added term of privacy service will always be one (1) year, plus the remaining term until the domain's day of creation, and it will be charged for one year.
  • when privacy services are purchased for already existing domain names, either as an option during renewal of a domain, or as an additional option for an existing domain name, the term of the privacy service will automatically be synchronized with the term of the domain name. Terms of less than 6 months will be rounded down, above this will be rounded up and charged as an additional year.
  • when privacy services are purchased without renewal for the term of an existing domain, the minimum charge will always be one (1) year of the chosen privacy service, even when the remaining term of the domain is less than one year. You should consider a renewal with included privacy option in this case, to avoid eventually shortened privacy terms.

 

Examples:

Transfer with privacy service

Let's say a .com domain of you has a remaining term of 5 months, and you want to transfer it to Joker.com, and you chose privacy basic for the transfer.

This would result into

 

mandatory 1 year renewal with transfer:  USD 13.70
optional 1 year privacy basic service: USD   1.49
result - 1 year additional domain term, and 17 months of privacy  USD 15.19

 

Renew with privacy service (I)

Let's say you want to renew a .com domain, which is due to expire in 3 months. With the renew, you want to enable Whois privacy pro:

 

1 year renewal for .com domain:  USD 13.70
1 year privacy pro service: USD   2.49
result - 1 year additional domain term, and 15 months of privacy  USD 16.19
the additional 3 months are "rounded down" - means, they are added, but not charged

 

Renew with privacy service (II)

Let's say you want to renew a .com domain, which is due to expire in 8 months. With the renew, you want to enable Whois privacy pro:

 

1 year renewal for .com domain:  USD 13.70
2 years privacy pro service: USD   4.98
result - 1 year additional domain term, and 20 months of privacy  USD 18.68
the additional 8 months are "rounded up" - means, an additional year of privacy is charged

 

Acquire privacy service for an existing domain (I)

Let's say you own a .com domain, which is due to expire in 13 months. You want to add privacy pro:

 

1 year privacy pro service: USD   2.49
result - domain term is unchanged, and 13 months of privacy 

USD   2.49

the additional 1 month is "rounded down" - means, they are added, but not charged

 

Acquire privacy service for an existing domain (II)

Let's say you own a .com domain, which is due to expire in 3 months. You want to add privacy pro; you will get a warning, because the privacy term cannot exceed the domain's term. You should consider using "Renewal" with privacy option in this case:

 

1 year privacy pro service: USD   2.49
result - domain term is unchanged, and 3 months of privacy 

USD   2.49 

you will only get 3 months of privacy service - you should consider 'renewal' instead

 

 

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