According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. At the same time, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you whether a domain 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 personal info even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account order process. 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 Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” icon next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.