ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is surprisingly easy if you have a hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other registrar company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by taking several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, 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 activate the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require only a couple of clicks.