When you register a domain name, you need to supply a valid postal address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can see your info and many individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, numerous companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is incredibly easy in case you have a Linux hosting package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a given domain to some other domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.