According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered with us is remarkably easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to another registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a small symbol on its right. To activate the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal details from the public after you have already created the account.