ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false details upon registration or changing the authentic information subsequently will just 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 details must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy if you’ve got a hosting service. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain to another registrar company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything associated with your 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” symbol, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.