When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a genuine street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can view your details and many people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.