When you register a domain, you have to give an authentic address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can view your details and a lot of people may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is very easy in case you have a Linux hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and decide to hide your private details from the public after you have already ordered the account.