In accordance with the policies approved 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 at all times. What’s more, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that rare. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private details even if you haven’t enabled 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 us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” button, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.