When you register a domain, you have to supply an authentic home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your details and many individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different Control Panels. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a small sign to the right of that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain during the signup procedure too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your personal information from the public after you have already created the account.