ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our ID Protection service easily. This requires only a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.