When you register a domain, you have to supply 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, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can see your info and many people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the TLDs 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 Web Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud web hosting
account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different admin consoles. In the very 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 each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server
. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.