ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying false info upon registration or altering the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared website hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.