ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Supplying fake info during the registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take only a few clicks.