ID Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Providing false information during the domain registration process or altering the authentic information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud web hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not added the ID Protection service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a small symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already created the account.