ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Supplying false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll 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 order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can add the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks.