According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That is why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” button, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-code domain supports ID Protection, you will notice a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and choose to conceal your personal details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.