In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that rare. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your private data even if you have not activated the service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.