When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic postal address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can see your details and some people may not be pleased with this. As a result, numerous registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to switch between different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering ID Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports ID Protection, you will see a tiny sign on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.