When you register a domain, you have to provide a genuine address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your details and certain people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.