ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving fake info during the domain registration process or changing the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will let you know if the service is enabled 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 Hosting
If you want to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” logo next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.