ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving false information during the registration procedure or altering the genuine info at a later time 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), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a shared web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.