When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a genuine postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 the exact same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
ID Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is extremely easy in case you have a cloud hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a certain domain name to another registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our ID Protection service without any effort. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you’ll find an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the ID Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.