ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Providing fake details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to switch between different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect right away.