According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Plus, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. That’s the reason why registrars have launched 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 is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is amazingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a given domain name to another domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal details from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.