When you register a domain name, you are required to give an authentic home address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can view your information and a lot of individuals may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, numerous companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private info even if you haven’t enabled the service upon signup. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our ID Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” button next to each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.