When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a valid street address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your info and lots of individuals may not be delighted with that fact. As a result, lots of domain registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
ID Protection in Shared Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” symbol next to each of your domains. Its color will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable ID Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your private details even if you have not added the ID Protection service upon signup. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.