When you register a domain, you are required to give a genuine street address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your details and lots of individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is surprisingly easy in case you have a website hosting
. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll simply 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 name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a given domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.