When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give an authentic street address, email account and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can see your information and a lot of individuals may not be OK with this. As a consequence, many registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate ID Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable ID Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will see an “ID Protect” sign, which will show you if the service is enabled 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.