In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. At the same time, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering 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 those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with certain country-code ones.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

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