ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the real info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her 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 up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “ID Protect” button, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service effortlessly. This takes just several mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.