When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a genuine home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your information and some people may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s 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 popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to switch between different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign on its right. To enable the ID Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal info from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.