When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a genuine home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can see your info and lots of people may not be pleased with this. Consequently, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, 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 expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is remarkably easy in case you have a Linux website hosting package. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or disable it completely – if you want to transfer a specific domain name to another domain name registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to hide the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either upon registration or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate ID Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the ID Protection service or shut it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.