ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Providing false information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared service from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.