When you register a domain name, you need to supply an authentic home address, email and telephone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can see your details and certain people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different tools. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’d like to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.