When you register a domain name, you are required to supply a valid home address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can view your information and many individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a consequence, numerous registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.