ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Giving false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the authentic details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon 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 enable ID Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you have not added the ID Protection service upon signup. You will 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

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without difficulty. This takes just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you will find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can order, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.