ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to use different tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling ID Protection for any domain is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a tiny logo on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.