For your immediate information:
Driven by ICANN and Privacy Protection service providers, please be aware that beginning Monday, 6th October 2014 at 1200 hours (midday BST / 1100 UTC), Domain Privacy Protection (WHOIS protection) will become a paid add-on service moving forward.
After careful deliberation from continued involvement in the ICANN working group surrounding PP service providers, the cost was finalized to be $2.50 per year for gTLDs that can have the service enabled.
The following information determines when the charge will apply:
1. Domain registrations/renewals which has already enabled PP service protection BEFORE 1200 BST on Monday 6th October 2014 will remain FREE until either:
A) Service is disabled, on being re-enabled a charge will occur
B) Domain renewal with the PP service still enabled, charge will occur
2. Domain has PP service protection disabled after 1200 BST on Monday 6th October 2014:
A) Enabling the service will result in a charge.
Once the PP service has been charged, turning on or off the service throughout the term of the PP service period (part year (if enabled in middle of domain year), year or how many years that have been requested - UNTIL renewal of domain) can be completed at no charge.
Lastly, where the PP service has been requested, any new Registsration/Transfer in or Renewal from 1200BST, Monday 6th October 2014 will result in a charge.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Support.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014