When you register a domain name, you need to supply an authentic postal address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can check your details and many people may not be happy with this. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact 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 don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.