When you register a domain, you need to supply a genuine street address, email account and phone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can see your information and lots of individuals may not be pleased with this. Consequently, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact 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 known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just 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 generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a given domain to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires only a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.