When you register a domain, you have to provide a genuine home address, email and phone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your info and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case 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 any effort. This requires just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.