When you register a domain, you are required to give a genuine address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies 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 public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can see your information and many individuals may not be OK with this. Consequently, many registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, 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 opt to hide your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.