When you register a domain, you are requested to provide a genuine address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can view your information and some people may not be delighted with this. As a result, many registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.