ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” button, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking 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
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service with ease. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.