When you register a domain, you need to supply a valid address, email and phone number in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anybody can check your information and a lot of individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, a lot of domain registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
ID Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the ID Protection service for any domain registered with our company is surprisingly easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “ID Protect” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the ID Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain to another domain name registrar. With the ID Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.