When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a valid home address, email and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a Linux web hosting package. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a particular domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized people.
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 us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.