ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake info upon registration or altering the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names in several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can order the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take just several mouse clicks.