When you register a domain name, you have to give a valid postal address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in several easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require only several clicks of the mouse.