When you register a domain, you are requested to provide an authentic home address, email and phone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can view your information and some individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, many registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini sign on its right. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your personal details from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.