Namesilo makes WHOIS Privacy default for new domain registrations but you can opt-in to disable it

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Namesilo is taking some steps to improve the default privacy settings to help customers better protect their personal information but they are also providing opt-in to disabling WHOIS privacy.

Namesilo is making these changes as new data protection laws (GDPR) come into effect in the EU/EEA.

Any domain contacts which specify a country in the EU/EEA will need to opt-in to disabling WHOIS privacy via an email sent to each contact which explains their options and asks for their consent to have their information published in public WHOIS.

All existing customer accounts will be updated to utilize the Namesilo Free WHOIS Privacy by default for all new domain registrations and transfers. This change will not affect existing domains in your account. This change only affects the default WHOIS privacy setting for new domains that you register/transfer in the future.

Here are all the changes and how Namesilo described them in an email to their customers:

So what’s changing?

  • All existing customer accounts will be updated to utilize our Free WHOIS Privacy by default for all new domain registrations and transfers. This change will not affect existing domains in your account. This change only affects the default WHOIS privacy setting for new domains that you register/transfer in the future.
  • All new customer accounts will default to utilizing WHOIS privacy for new domains
  • Any domains added to your cart before you are logged in will default to using WHOIS privacy
  • We will alert you during the checkout process if domains in your cart are not utilizing WHOIS privacy
  • We’ve improved the way we describe our practices and how we explain the options you have to update, manage, and delete your data
  • Any domain contacts which specify a country in the EU/EEA will need to opt-in to disabling WHOIS privacy via an email sent to each contact which explains their options and asks for their consent to have their information published in public WHOIS

Is there anything you need to do?

  • If you do not want new domains in your account to utilize WHOIS privacy by default, simply login, click “Account Maintenance”, and set “Default Privacy” to “No”.
  • If any of your domain contacts specify a country in the the EU/EEA and you do not want WHOIS privacy used, please click here to opt-in to our privacy policy. If you have any domain contacts in the EU/EEA listed on that page which have not opted-in, any associated domains will be automatically set to use WHOIS Privacy on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

 

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

One comment

  1. The choice to opt-in (opt-out) of WHOIS protection is very important to domainers who do want to be contacted by clients with offers for a domain name.

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