ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain 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 Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our ID Protection service with ease. This requires only a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can enable, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.