When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give an authentic home address, email account and telephone as per 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 available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can check your information and many individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. As a consequence, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you’ll see a tiny symbol next to that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal details from the general public after you have already created the account.