ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Supplying fake info during the registration procedure or changing the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” button next to each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your personal info even if you have not enabled the ID Protection service during the hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and decide to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.