When you register a domain, you are required to supply a valid address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can view your info and some individuals may not be delighted with this. As a result, numerous domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’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 called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is remarkably easy if you’ve got a hosting service. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny icon next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.