When you register a domain name, you need to provide an authentic home address, email and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can view your details and many people may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, 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
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through our company is very easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” symbol, which will be available for each domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a specific domain to a different registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service with ease. This requires just several clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” symbol, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.