ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false information during the registration process or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin panels. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our ID Protection service without effort. This takes only a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” logo, using which you can order, renew or remove the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.