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 valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you get a hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.