In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with 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 is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different Control Panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains in several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can activate the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks.