When you register a domain name, you are required to provide an authentic home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can view your details and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, a lot of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see 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 expressions refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to switch between different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.