When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone in accordance with 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 available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be OK with this. Consequently, a lot of registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable ID Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can add ID Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you haven’t activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling ID Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name is ID Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the ID Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order ID Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and decide to conceal your private information from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.