When you register a domain name, you have to provide a genuine address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can view your info and certain individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, a lot of domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain 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 names refer to the very same service. Today, 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 option.

ID Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” button next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal information even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.