ID Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Giving false details upon registration or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a cloud hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit 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 domain name that supports the ID 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 specific domain name to another registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited people.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service with ease. This requires just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.