When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a valid postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can view your info and some individuals may not be happy with that fact. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup process. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini sign on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.