In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can activate ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.