When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic postal address, email account and telephone number 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 visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can view your information and many individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a Linux shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain name to a different registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.