When you register a domain, you are requested to give an authentic postal address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can see your info and some people may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain 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 same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy if you have a Linux shared website hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a certain domain to some other domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.