What is ID Protection?
There are free services that provide you WHOIS ID Protection on your domain
What myprivacy.ca doesn’t provide:
myprivacy.ca does not provide protection against billing address, this is where a paid ID protection service gives you the full protection from top to bottom.
Why do I need to protect my billing address?
There are many scams out there that will mail you renewal letters to bring your domain “up to date” Below are two common scam’s we get from our customers and others all the time. Scam companies mine the WHOIS data for specific information and then email or mail you domain renewal notices to try and get your domain and charge an outrageous amount for “enhanced protection”. They also use scare tactics such as “you MUST renew or your domain will lose its rights” or “Your domain will expire and disappear, you must renew now!”
The Bottom Line:
Your domain provider should never email you from obscure addresses and send you letter mail that isn’t directly from them. For the most part, your domain renewal is an automatic process and you should be receiving notifications near your renewal from the domain registrar and not from the bogus emails and addresses like you see below.