ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely available. Supplying fake details during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a 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 any difficulty and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “ID Protect” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal details even if you haven’t added the ID Protection service upon signup. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.