In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is openly available on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you will notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering ID Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a small logo on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you have already created the account.