When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply an authentic address, email account and telephone as per the policies 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 general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can check your details and some people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a result, lots of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details 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 names refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to log in and out of different admin panels. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, 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 change will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.