ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud website hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after signing up. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks.