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 correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal information intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” symbol next to each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you haven’t added the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take just a couple of clicks of the mouse.