ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed 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

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy if you’ve got a Linux hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each domain name that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain name to a different registrar company. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without effort. This requires only a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.