When you register a domain, you need to give a genuine street address, email and telephone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can see your information and some people may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrar companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “ID Protect” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific domain name supports ID Protection, you’ll see a mini button to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the signup process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and choose to hide your personal info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.