When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid postal address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can check your information and certain people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so upon registration. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.