ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or altering the authentic information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy if you have a web hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain name to another domain registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.