According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different systems. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.