When you register a domain, you are asked to give a valid postal address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can see your details and lots of people may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, many registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

ID Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate ID Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “ID Protect” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the ID Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.