In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that unusual. Because of this, domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy if you have a cloud hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain to some other registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited people.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without difficulty. This takes only a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.