In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. 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 certain country-code extensions.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared plan from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will show you if a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private info even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.