When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your info and a lot of people may not be okay with this. As a consequence, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

ID Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the ID Protection service for any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “ID Protect” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to a different registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.