According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That’s the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you have not added the service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a small icon to the right of that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain during the account activation process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and choose to hide your private info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.