ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Giving fake details during the domain registration process or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to sign in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our ID Protection service with ease. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.