ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux web hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private information even if you have not added the ID Protection service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.