When you register a domain, you are required to provide a valid address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can view your info and many people may not be happy with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes only a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.