ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service easily. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.