When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a valid address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can view your information and lots of people may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, plenty of 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 see 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 terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a few simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks.