ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Giving false details during the registration procedure or changing the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their 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 accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain 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 Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is amazingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service effortlessly. This takes just several clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will find an “ID Protect” button, using which you can activate, renew or remove the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.