When you register a domain, you are asked to provide a valid address, email and phone as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can see your information and many people may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, many companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact 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 do not support this option.
ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “ID Protect” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.