In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. This is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called 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 lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” button, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.