According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can order the ID Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate ID Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks.