ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to go through different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so upon registration. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can order the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as simple and will require only several mouse clicks.