ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Supplying fake info during the registration process or changing the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private information even if you haven’t activated the service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate ID Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign to the right of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.