ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely available. Supplying false info during the domain registration process or changing the authentic information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” symbol next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal information even if you haven’t added the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.