When you register a domain, you are asked to provide a valid postal address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can see your information and some people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

You can easily activate ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

ID Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our ID Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable ID Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “ID Protect” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the ID Protection service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.