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 accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see 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 domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering ID Protection for any domain is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini icon on its right. To activate the ID Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private information from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.