When you register a domain, you are requested to give a genuine postal address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can view your details and certain people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service with ease. This takes only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.