ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Supplying false information during the registration procedure or changing the real details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting plan from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your personal details even if you haven’t added the ID Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering ID Protection for any domain is surprisingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-code domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a small sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the general public after you have already created the account.