According to the policy adopted 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 all the time. Furthermore, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That’s the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud website hosting 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 easily and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal details even if you have not added the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This takes just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.