ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake details during the registration process or altering the authentic information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is amazingly easy in case you have a Linux website hosting service. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to another domain registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service easily. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can enable, renew or remove the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.