According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. For this reason, domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each TLD that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain name to a different domain registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.