When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply an authentic street address, email 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 domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can see your details and some individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, plenty of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. As of 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 the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different interfaces. In the very 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 that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
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. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the public after you have already ordered the account.