ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false details during the registration procedure or altering the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.