ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Providing false details upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.