ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Giving fake information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” button on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal information even if you have not added the ID Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact info 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 account activation process or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.