When you register a domain name, you have to provide a valid street address, email and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can check your information and a lot of people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a result, plenty of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain registered with us is very easy if you’ve got a cloud website hosting plan. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” logo, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you want to transfer a particular domain name to another domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “ID Protect” button next to each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the ID Protection service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.