Private Domain Registration 1and1 – Your Questions…

Ken asks…

Is this normal when registering Domain name with 1and1?

About 2 days ago I registered a domain name with 1and1. At the end of registration process, a message displayed which told I would receive an email containing my needed information to log in my account within 24 hours.

Today I received an email from which states:

“In order to authenticate, and activate your account, we will ask that
you provide us with a copy of your passport, or government issued photo
ID. To avoid added delays, please keep file sizes under 5megs, colour
images are preferred, and only gov’t issued documents from the country
listed in your address are accepted as we need to verify both identity
and place of residence.”

I want to know if it is normal? In fact I would not like to send these very private information to theme. What do I do?


admin answers:

I wouldn’t think you would need to :s When I registered a domain on 123 reg, It didn’t ask me for anything like that and if it is NEEDED I would presume all domain registers would ask for it.
Who is the email from? Whats the address? I would probably ignore it and see what happens, if they delete the account, go with another domain host. Sounds like that would be safer.

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Jenny asks…

Paid for “more data transfer usage” and my site got shut down instantly.?

My page was originally years ago. I thought I bought the domain name “” through Yahoo fewer years ago, so I am confused as to why when I purchased a “web hosting” package wich allowed for more data transfer usage, then my was replaced with an “under construction” placeholder page. I clicked on the button “are you the owner of this domain?” and the instuctions said to go into file manager and rename my main page to “index.html” But that was not the problem; my “main page” has always been named “index.html. Under pagebuilder which I have always used, that is required.

The other possibility I thought of is that Yahoo is somehow not the registrar of my domain name, and I am aware of attempted “slamming” practices by companies basically impersonating yahoo and trying to take over people’s domain name registrations. I followed geocities’ prompts to see who the registrar of my domain is, but that lookup page had no instrucs.

admin answers:

How long was your domain name paid up for? Did you forget to renew it? If so, someone else might have purchased it.

You can register your very own domain name now at a low cost.

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