ID Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Giving false info during the domain registration process or changing the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – after you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.