When you register a domain name, you need to give an authentic street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to switch between different tools. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small icon next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.