ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing fake info upon registration or changing the authentic info later will just 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to use different user interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our ID Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” button next to each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.