When you register a domain name, you need to give an authentic postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can check your info and a lot of individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, numerous domain registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” sign, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating ID Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name supports ID Protection, you will see a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your private information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.