When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid address, email account and phone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can check your details and some people may not be OK with this. As a result, many registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on 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 Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a small icon to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to conceal your private info from the public eye after you have already created the account.