When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide a valid street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies 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 public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anybody can check your details and lots of people may not be okay with this. As a result, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the account.