In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, which will show you whether the service is active 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

Activating ID Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a small icon to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the account.