ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the registration process or changing the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can swiftly enable ID Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains in a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can order the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than several clicks.