When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a genuine address, email and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can view your details and a lot of people may not be okay with this. Consequently, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
ID Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, which will let you know if 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 Hosting
Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to conceal your personal details from the general public after you have already created the account.