ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains in several easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can add the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the ID Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.