In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can swiftly enable ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different systems. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so upon registration. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to hide the contact info 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 upon registration or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate ID Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” icon to the right of each domain name. In the very 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 registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.