In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. What’s more, this information is freely visible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That’s the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.