ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing false information upon registration or altering the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any 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 see an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will show you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your private info even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.