When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide an authentic postal address, email and telephone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can view your information and lots of people may not be OK with this. As a result, many domain name registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly enable ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different interfaces. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” logo, using which you can activate, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.