In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is openly available on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting package. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a particular domain name to a different company. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code domain is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini sign next to that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to conceal your personal information from the public after you have already ordered the account.