When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a genuine street address, email account and telephone 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 registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can view your information and some people may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, a lot of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy in case you have a web hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click 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 service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini logo to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.