When you register a domain name, you have to give a valid postal address, email and phone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can see your details and lots of individuals may not be happy with this. As a result, lots of registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
ID Protection in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “ID Protect” icon, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on 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
If you want to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” logo to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.