ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false info upon registration or changing the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand 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 growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy if you’ve got a hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain name to a different registrar company. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” symbol next to each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.