According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. Because of this, 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, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – once you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you will 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 activated.

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 effort. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you will find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain 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 can’t provide.