ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a particular domain to a different registrar company. With our ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you will see a small sign on its right. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your private info from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.