ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting package from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to hide the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” logo to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.