ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving false details during the domain registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you have not added the service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling ID Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you will see a small logo on its right. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.