According to 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 accurate at all times. At the same time, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That is why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate ID Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.