When you register a domain name, you have to supply a valid postal address, email and telephone as per the policy 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 visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anybody can view your info and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.