In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this info is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly 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 changing them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case 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 top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux cloud hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” button next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private details even if you haven’t added the ID Protection service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” logo next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you want to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.