ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is amazingly easy in case you have a website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a given domain to another registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering ID Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a small logo on its right. To enable the ID Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.