ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing fake information upon registration or altering the genuine info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their 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 up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t activated the service upon registration. You will 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

Ordering ID Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code domain is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.