ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Giving false info during the domain registration process or changing the authentic information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-code domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a small button to the right of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the public after you have already ordered the account.