ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Supplying fake info during the registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is stunningly easy if you’ve got a website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to some other registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only several clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated 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 will find an “ID Protect” logo, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up buying a service that we can’t provide.