ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false info during the registration procedure or changing the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’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 Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared 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 without any effort and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t added the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll 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 Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service easily. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will find an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.