ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Supplying fake details upon registration or altering the genuine info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name 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 all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux hosting service. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a specific domain to some other company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by following a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add 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 turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require no more than a few clicks of the mouse.