ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a shared web hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our ID Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment later via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or disable it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.