According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. Because of this, domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.