When you register a domain name, you have to give a genuine postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your information and some people may not be pleased with this. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to switch between different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every 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 certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.