ID Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing false info during the domain registration process or altering the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your private information even if you have not enabled the ID Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.