When you register a domain, you are required to supply a valid address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can check your info and lots of individuals may not be okay with this. Consequently, a lot of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private information from the general public after you have already ordered the account.