When you register a domain name, you have to supply an authentic home address, email and telephone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can view your info and many individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a result, numerous companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered through us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a shared hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” symbol, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the ID Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a certain domain to some other company. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating ID Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you will notice a tiny button on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private information from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.