ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving false details during the registration procedure or changing the authentic details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.