When you register a domain name, you are required to give an authentic home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can see your info and many individuals may not be okay with this. Consequently, many registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, 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 this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not have to go through different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active 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 each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.