ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false details upon registration or altering the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.