According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the registration process. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you think things over later, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the ID Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks.