When you register a domain, you are asked to give a valid address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can see your details and many individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. As a result, a lot of domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.
ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” button, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add ID Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can enable the ID Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will take only a few mouse clicks.