ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing false details during the registration procedure or altering the genuine info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – once you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will tell 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 enabled.