ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration process or altering the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved 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 domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you haven’t added the 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

If you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.