When you register a domain, you are asked to supply an authentic address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can see your details and some individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, many domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
ID Protection in Website Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you have a Linux website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” button, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a certain domain to some other registrar. With our ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only several clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will find an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can activate, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.