When you register a domain, you are asked to give an authentic postal address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anyone can check your info and certain individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, a lot of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a website hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your personal data even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.