According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can easily enable ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you will find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.