When you register a domain, you have to supply a valid home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can view your info and lots of people may not be pleased with this. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux website hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you would like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.