ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details afterwards 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 info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’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 Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” button, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

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 domain names by completing a few easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over later, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks of the mouse.