When you register a domain, you are requested to give a genuine street address, email and phone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your details and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, plenty of companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to use different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain supports ID Protection, you will see a tiny logo to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your private information from the public after you have already created the account.