When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a valid postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can see your details and certain individuals may not be okay with this. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux shared package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can secure your private data even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. 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 Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.