According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you have a shared website hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our ID Protection service easily. This takes only several mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.