When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give an authentic address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can view your details and lots of individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

ID Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add ID Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” symbol, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our ID Protection service easily. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.