When you register a domain, you are requested to supply an authentic street address, email account and phone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can see your information and certain individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, many domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different admin panels. In the very same section where all your active domain names 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 if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so upon registration. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small sign on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal info from the public after you have already created the account.