ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly available. Giving false details during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain 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 information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared service from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your personal data even if you haven’t activated the ID Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names in a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage 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 with us after signup. Renewing or removing the ID Protection service is just as easy and will require no more than a few clicks of the mouse.