When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply an authentic postal address, email and phone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can check your details and some people may not be okay with this. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add ID Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our ID Protection service without difficulty. This takes only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” logo, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.