When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a genuine postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can check your info and lots of people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. At the moment, 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 the service.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable ID Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the ID Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. You will also be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.