When you register a domain, you are required to give a valid address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to hide your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.