ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false information during the registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted 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 registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud web hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” button to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you haven’t enabled the service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by taking a few easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over at a later time, you can add the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks.