ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing false information upon registration or altering the genuine details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private details even if you haven’t enabled the ID Protection service upon registration. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini button to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal info from the general public after you have already created the account.