ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving false information during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service easily. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will find an “ID Protect” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.