According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. At the same time, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy if you have a Linux cloud hosting package. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each TLD 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 given domain to some other domain registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a mini symbol next to that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already created the account.