ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.