Concern over godaddy’s verification request

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Hello,

I am new to web hosting and new to this forum and wish to ask a question concerning godaddy’s verification policy. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Yesterday I registered a domain with godaddy and paid with my credit card and this morning when I woke up I found this email from ccinquiries@godaddy.com

Thank you for being our valued customer. Your account has been selected by our verification office as a precautionary measure to defend you from possible misuse of either your payment method or products in shopper account XXXXXXXXX.

During the login process, our secure site will prompt you to upload a viewable, scanned copy of the payment method account holder’s government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. In the comments box, we ask that you also provide a brief explanation of how you intend to use the
product(s) purchased. If we do not receive the requested documentation within the next 48 hours, your order(s) may be cancelled for your protection.

Upon receipt and verification, we will notate your account that the necessary documentation to substantiate your account has been received. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,
Verification Office

In all of my online dealings with other organizations (including online banking) I have never been required to upload a scanned copy of either my credit card, driver’s licence or passport. I personally consider this to be a great risk to submit to a corporation who I have read in the past has had complaints regarding account hacking, and as I have only just gotten involved with web hosting and domain registration, I personally feel it to be an uncomfortable start to future web hosting transactions.

I am curious whether this is standard procedure within the business or if it sounds somewhat strange. I personally do not feel comfortable uploading scanned copies of these documents and was wondering if there is any way around this.

Kind regards.

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