When you register a domain, you need to supply a valid street address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anyone can see your details and some people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, lots of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’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 called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires just several clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.