ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is remarkably easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code 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 would like to transfer a particular domain name to a different company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names in a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can order the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take just several clicks.