In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain 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. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of easy steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks of the mouse.