In accordance with 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 up to date at all times. Plus, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling ID Protection for any domain is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny sign to the right of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.