When you register a domain name, you have to provide a genuine address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy adopted 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 websites too, so anyone can see your info and some individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, numerous companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names 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 if the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation process. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol next to each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.