When you register a domain, you are required to give a valid street address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be happy with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is incredibly easy if you’ve got a Linux shared hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a specific domain to some other company. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small logo on its right. To enable the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.