ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the registration process or changing the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered with us is very easy in case you’ve got a shared hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a particular domain to a different company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.