According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. What’s more, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. Because of this, domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain name registered with us is unbelievably easy if you have a website hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a given domain name to another company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names in several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over later, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, 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 us after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the ID Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.