When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic street address, email account and phone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can check your information and a lot of individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
ID Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and add ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” sign, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is stunningly 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 comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain is ID Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny icon to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the ID Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the account.