According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is freely visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” logo, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.