ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the registration process or altering the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain 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 Web Hosting
You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either upon registration or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have 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 the “ID Protect” sign to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.