When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a genuine address, email and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your info and many people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, a lot of domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains 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 Website Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the signup process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.