When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a valid address, email and telephone as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can see your information and some individuals may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, plenty of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different user interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking several easy steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take just several clicks of the mouse.