When you register a domain, you need to provide a valid street address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can see your details and certain individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, numerous registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 exact same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the globe 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
If you get a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to hide 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 signup process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.