When you register a domain, you are asked to give a genuine postal address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can view your information and some individuals may not be OK with this. As a consequence, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s 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 popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, 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 option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different Control Panels. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.