According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” icon next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private info even if you have not activated the service during the registration procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with 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 order procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting 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 through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.