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 lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can protect your personal information even if you have not activated the ID Protection service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.