When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a genuine home address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your info and some people may not be happy with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain name registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code domain is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.