According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.
ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or 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 via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” button, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering ID Protection for any domain is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the account.