ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to switch between different interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as easy and will require just a couple of mouse clicks.