When you register a domain name, you are required to supply a genuine home address, email and phone 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 domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can check your details and some people may not be comfortable with this. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” logo next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private details even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our ID Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” sign to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.