When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a genuine home address, email account and telephone as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can check your information and some individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, plenty of companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 exact same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on 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 Servers
Activating ID Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll see a tiny icon on its right. To enable the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.