ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Supplying false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal information even if you haven’t activated the service during the 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

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can order, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.