ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different tools. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names in a few easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with us after signing up. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks.