ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” symbol to the right of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.