ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will see an “ID Protect” button, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a small logo on its right. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already created the account.