When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a valid home address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your info and some individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, lots of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a shared web hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a specific domain name to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.