ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake info upon registration or changing the genuine info at a later time 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 info must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to switch between different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by taking a few simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can add the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as simple and will take no more than several clicks of the mouse.