When you register a domain, you need to supply a genuine address, email and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can see your information and some individuals may not be okay with this. Consequently, numerous companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. At the moment, 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 the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon registration. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires only several clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.