ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving fake details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.
ID Protection in Hosting
You can swiftly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.