According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. For this reason, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a shared service. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to a different company. With our ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order ID Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol next to each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.