ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you get a hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add ID Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will see an “ID Protect” logo, which will show you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling ID Protection for any domain is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny icon next to that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.