ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed 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 Shared Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your private information even if you haven’t activated the service during the registration procedure. You’ll 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 Servers
Enabling ID Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you will notice a mini icon next to that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal details from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.