When you register a domain, you need to give a valid address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can see your info and many individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, a lot of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.

ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable ID Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the 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 domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – once you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “ID Protect” symbol, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either ID-protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.