ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can swiftly activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the 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 package from our company, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by following several simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks of the mouse.