When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine street address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can view your info and certain people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

ID Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a web hosting plan from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you have not enabled the ID Protection service during the registration process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating ID Protection for any domain is remarkably easy in case you’ve got 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 package. In case a particular generic or country-code domain is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your private info from the public eye after you have already created the account.