When you register a domain, you have to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your information and some people may not be pleased with this. Consequently, plenty of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names 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 Hosting
You can quickly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If 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 server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you will see a tiny button next to that domain. To activate the ID Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity 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 info from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.