When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a valid address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can view your information and a lot of individuals may not be happy with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to switch between different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated 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 listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.