What is the "Set your data use consent preferences" email about?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in 2018 a few changes had to be made by registrars when it comes to requesting, storing and using the personal data of their customers, the registrants. Although GDPR is a framework that protects EU residents, registrars have to comply regardless of where their customers are based.

As part of our ongoing data privacy and security efforts, we require every registrant to set their data use consent preferences and the process to do so is as follows:

1. Upon placing a domain registration order the registrant is required to provide contact details. At this stage, these details are being stored and used according to Namhost's Privacy Policy.

2. After the order has been paid and the domain name has been reserved the registrant will receive a "Set your data use consent preferences" email (from donotreply@name-services.com) containing a link to the "Data Use Consent Settings" page. The email will look similar to the image below:

3. Clicking the "Set your data use consent preferences" link in the email will take you to the "Data Use Consent Settings" page which should look similar to the image below:

4. We will request the registrant's consent to the processing of the information as below:

  • Address, City, Postal Code
  • Email Address
  • Fax Number
  • Name
  • Organization
  • Phone Number

You can learn more about how and why we process the data we collect by clicking the "Data Use Information Page" link on the "Data Use Consent Settings" page. Shall you have any questions/concerns regarding this matter, feel free to contact us.