ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Providing fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy if you’ve got a shared hosting plan. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.