ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Supplying false information during the registration process or altering the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you haven’t activated the ID Protection service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.