I am actually not sure if even enom or icann can see depending on how the service is done. If NC uses enom's whois protection then enom can see, but icann? Not sure.... the whois is maintained by the registrar (.com/.net) and NOT the registry (which is VeriSign). I am not sure ICANN has any access to WHOIS, VeriSign I am also not sure about. My guess would be only NC and Enom know and don't think anyone can get access to that info without a legal document or udrp filing. Then again, I am not a lawyer and don't know the exact workings of such a system, asking enom might be the best idea.
Whoisguard is a NameCheap service, you are authorizing them to substitute your name.....so yes thay can see your real info. It's a side deal between you and NameCheap. ICANN & enom would not see the real info, they would see the public WHOIS...but might have access to historic ownership data.
A court order is not required. The registrar can & will unhide your info if someone "alleges" that you are violating their trademark or legal rights even if those claims are not valid or proven. The registrar will abandon you, they don't want to get involved, take sides, or be liable in any disputes.
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Originally posted by virginia Whoisguard is a NameCheap service, you are authorizing them to substitute your name.....so yes thay can see your real info. It's a side deal between you and NameCheap. ICANN & enom would not see the real info, they would see the public WHOIS...but might have access to historic ownership data.
The NameCheap's TOS is very infomative.
So you are saying, my info is only kept at NameCheap's database!
Cool... I feel the sense of security in this case.