When you register a domain name, you need to give a valid postal address, email account and telephone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can check your details and certain people may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information 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 Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable ID Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” sign, which will inform you whether the service is enabled 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 active.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add ID Protection to any of your domains in a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over later, you can order the ID Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable ID Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the ID Protection service is just as easy and will take only several mouse clicks.