When you register a domain, you are requested to provide an authentic home address, email 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 domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can check your information and some people may not be happy with this. As a result, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info 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 names refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

ID Protection in Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the ID Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect immediately.