When you register a domain name, you need to supply a genuine address, email account and telephone as per the policy 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 general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can view your details and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, lots of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the 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 one and the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names 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 Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.