Few people know that the contact details attached to your domain are publicly available in any WHOIS listing. If you do not purchase Domain Privacy Protection for your domain, the contact details that you register with will be publicly available to scammers, bots, etc.
Purchasing Domain Privacy Protection will replace contact details on WHOIS listing with anonymous contact details that foil the bad guys. Although this step is unnecessary, it's a critical way to help reduce spammers, scammers, and unwanted Internet bots.
ID Protection is $5.00 per year, together with the domain renewal.
If you have an existing domain and don't have existing ID Protection, you may create a ticket or email the support to request ID Protection to firstname.lastname@example.org