According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that rare. This is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
You can swiftly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different platforms. In the very 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 service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect right away.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” icon next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.