In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. That is why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” icon next to each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.