When you register a domain, you are required to provide a valid street address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can see your information and many people may not be happy with this. Consequently, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a website 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 won’t need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, 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 if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny symbol on its right. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal information from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.