ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the genuine information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” button, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a mini sign to the right of that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the account.