When you register a domain name, you are required to supply an authentic address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can view your information and some individuals may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from us and you have 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 info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” icon next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal info even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating ID Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports ID Protection, you will notice a small icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate ID Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.