When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can check your information and some individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 exact 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 service.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux web hosting package. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to a different registrar company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without difficulty. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated 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” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.