According to the policies approved 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 at all times. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with some country-code ones.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without any effort. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” logo, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.