When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid street address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can see your information and a lot of individuals may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily enable ID Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to use different admin consoles. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to conceal the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our ID Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later via our Hepsia 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 domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate 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. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.