According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this info 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 anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying 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, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private details even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account order procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.