When you register a domain, you are requested to provide an authentic street address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can check your info and lots of people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires just a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up buying a service that we can’t provide.