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 valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. This is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced 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’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code ones.
ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on 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 service or deactivate it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a specific domain to another domain name registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service easily. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.