Digital Estate Protection 101

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Digital Estate Protection
  • Digital Estate Management
  • Settling the Digital Estate

Digital Estate Protection

What is Noni, and why should I consider using it for my digital estate planning?

Noni is a patent-pending easy-to-use service designed to help you privately and securely plan and maintain your Digital Estate.   In the event of your incapacity or passing, Noni facilitates the distribution of your wishes for your digital legacy to your respective fiduciaries. You should consider using Noni to ensure that your digital legacy is taken care of according to your wishes and to ease the burden on your loved ones during challenging times.

How does Noni work to manage my digital assets in the event of my incapacity or passing?

Noni allows you to declare your digital assets, appoint fiduciaries, and assign specific instructions for each asset.  It also helps you keep your plans current and private as your digital estate continues to evolve.  In case of your incapacity or demise, Noni securely distributes these instructions to your chosen fiduciaries, ensuring your wishes for your digital estate are delivered to the right people at the right time.

How does Noni prioritize the privacy of my Digital Estate?

Noni keeps your digital estate plans private until they are needed, ensuring the security of your digital assets and the confidentiality of your plans until the appropriate time.  In the event of your incapacitation or demise, Noni verifies this event then securely distributes your instructions for your Digital Estate to your chosen fiduciaries.

Digital Estate Management

What is Digital Estate Planning?

Digital Estate planning is planning what should happen to your digital assets like your allows you to protect your phone, computer, online accounts, digital currencies, photos and other properties stored digitally in case you die or becomes incapacitated. The law makes it possible for you to design and control your Digital Estate plan, and to give consent to one or more personsa Digital Executor(s) to access your Digital Assets and follow your wishes should you die or become incapacitated.

Does my Digital Estate Plan Remain Private?

Yes. Your Digital Estate Plan remains secure and accessible only by you. No need to share passwords or other credentials with your loved ones in advance.

What happens if I don’t have a Digital Estate Plan?

With no plan, your loved ones will most likely struggle to ensure continuity or discontinuation of online accounts and distribution/transfer of other Digital Assets from photos to tax returns. A prolonged settlement of your estate can persist.

  • Valuable information such as business or personal emails and electronic files may be lost
  • Devices may be permanently locked out such as laptops, tablets and phones
  • Online bill pay services become subject to interruption (utilities, mortgage).
  • Crypto assets such as bitcoin may be lost forever
  • Delayed access to critical banking information
  • Discretionary online subscription costs pile up
  • Valuable photos may be permanently lost
  • Months or years can go by without resolution.

Is a Digital Estate Plan the same as a Will?

No. A digital estate plan is a legal extension of your Will or Estate Plan typically solidified with a Codicil (Amendment to your will) or incorporated directly by reference.

What is a Digital Executor?

A digital executor is one or more individuals you authorize to gain access to your digital assets if you die. They are responsible for managing this property in accordance with your wishes detailed in your Digital Estate Management Plan. Examples include your spouse, partner, friend or business partner.

What are Digital Assets?

“Digital assets” is a broad term that includes a range of electronic records – from social media accounts, to digital photos, to email, to online financial accounts. Digital assets also includes devices that contain digital information such as your phone or personal computer.

What are Examples of Digital Assets?

Electronic Devices:

  • Computers and Laptops
  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Wearable Devices
  • Digital Cameras and Camcorders
  • Home Appliances with Connectivity
  • IoT (Internet of Things) Devices

Online Accounts:

  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Financial & Online Banking 
  • Utility Bill Pay
  • E-commerce 
  • Entertainment and Streaming 
  • Gaming 
  • Professional and Networking
  • Cloud Storage and Productivity 
  • Online Software

Electronic Files:

  • Cloud Storage Content
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
  • Domain Names
  • Blockchain-Based Contracts
  • Document Files
  • Spreadsheet Files
  • Presentation Files
  • Image Files
  • Audio Files
  • Video Files
  • Emails and Communication Content
  • Social Media Content
  • Digital
  • Financial Records
  • Passwords and Credentials
  • Personal Notes and Journals
  • Ebooks and Reading Materials
  • Photographs and Family Albums
  • Health and Fitness Data
  • Digital Licenses and Subscriptions
  • Travel Documents
  • Receipts and Invoices
  • App Data and Preferences
  • Work and Professional Files
  • Home and Real Estate Records
  • Educational Materials
  • Personal Videos and Memories

Settling the Digital Estate

If something happens to me, how does Noni find out?

If something happens to you, your friend or family member can reach out to us at and we’ll start the process right away. It’s a good idea to let these people know in advance that you’ve chosen Noni to manage and maintain your digital estate.

What does Noni do next?

Once notified, the Noni team takes measures to verify the life event and the identity of your chosen Digital Executors. Once this is confirmed, your Digital Executors are securely provided with your specific instructions for them for each of your digital assets chosen.

Can Noni close down online accounts that I direct?

Yes. You can have Noni direct certain accounts like online shopping accounts to be closed making it easier on your loved ones. In this case, just choose Noni as your Digital Executor for the specific accounts you’d wish to have closed.

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