ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the authentic information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating ID Protection for any domain is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you’ll see a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and decide to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.