According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. Because of this, domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your private info even if you have not added the service during the signup procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without difficulty. This takes just a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.