ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Giving false information during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add ID Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “ID Protect” logo, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without effort. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the ID Protection 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 will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.