ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or changing the authentic information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” logo next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal information even if you haven’t enabled the ID Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the ID Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.