According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. Because of this, domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you have a cloud hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you wish to transfer a specific domain name to a different company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.