When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a genuine home address, email and phone number as per 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 public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can view your information and lots of people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared hosting plan from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal info even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account order procedure. 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
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny button on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your private details from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.