According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is activated, 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 name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service effortlessly. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.