When you register a domain name, you need to provide a valid home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can see your info and lots of people may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, a lot of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Now, most of the TLDs 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.