When you register a domain, you need to give a valid address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can see your details and many people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, plenty of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names 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 Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is really easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting service. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, 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 – if you would like to transfer a particular domain name to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.