When you register a domain, you are asked to provide an authentic postal address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anybody can check your information and lots of individuals may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, plenty of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information 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 same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.