When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be okay with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each domain name 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 would like to transfer a certain domain to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal details from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.