When you register a domain, you have to supply a genuine postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can check your info and some people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, lots of domain registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add ID Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is very easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “ID Protect” logo, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable ID Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.