When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide an authentic street address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can check your info and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting service from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “ID Protect” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your personal info even if you have not added the service during the signup procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service effortlessly. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you will find an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.