In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing 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 company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will 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 signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take only a couple of clicks of the mouse.