When you register a domain, you are required to provide a genuine home address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can check your details and some individuals may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, plenty of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is really easy if you’ve got a Linux hosting
. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.