ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be openly visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration process or changing the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different systems. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. 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 instantaneously.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” button next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.