In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is stunningly easy if you’ve got a shared hosting plan. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to some other domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by following several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can order the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will take no more than several clicks of the mouse.