When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a valid postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anyone can see your information and lots of individuals may not be happy with this. As a result, a lot of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you get a hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.