In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. This is why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can swiftly enable ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin panels. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect right away.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without difficulty. This requires just a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can enable, renew or remove the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.