When you register a domain name, you are required to supply a valid street address, email and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can check your information and lots of individuals may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, a lot of registrar companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
You can easily enable ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to use different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating ID Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you’ll notice a tiny logo next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain during the account activation process as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal info from the general public after you have already created the account.