When you register a domain, you are asked to give an authentic street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anybody can see your details and a lot of people may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud 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 or transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “ID Protect” sign, which will inform you whether the service is activated 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’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our ID Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will see an “ID Protect” icon, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are ID Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.