ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be openly accessible. Providing fake details during the domain registration process or changing the authentic details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a shared website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you would like to transfer a particular domain name to another domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.