ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved 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 registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, 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 momentarily.