Recently our registrar of choice has decided to make hidden/protected whois free of cost, so that is now on by default, at no charge to you. It's automatically applied on new registrations as well as renewals. The underlying information that you own the domain is still in the system, just not showing publicly. Please let us know if you have any ... Read More »
As of January of 2014, any changes made to a domain registration that affect the "whois" information must be confirmed. Changing the registrant name or any related information will generate a mandatory email confirmation that you must respond to. See this accouncement for details.