In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to another registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.