According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” icon, 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 turn off the service if it is currently activated.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service easily. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.