When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a valid home address, email and phone number in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can view your info and some people may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, many registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 expressions refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” icon, which will show you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” sign to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.