ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain name to some other registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited people.

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 easily. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.