When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 names refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to go through different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and 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 specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini sign on its right. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.