ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration process or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the web hosting account activation 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 Hosting

In case you want to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” icon to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.