ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving fake info during the domain registration process or changing the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domain names. Its color will show you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private details even if you have not enabled the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.