According to the policy approved 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. What’s more, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable 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 isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private info even if you haven’t activated the ID Protection service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

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 activate our ID Protection service without effort. This requires just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.