In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. Because of this, domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 hide your private info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Hosting

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

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-code domain supports ID Protection, you’ll see a small symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.