When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic postal address, email account and telephone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anybody can check your information and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, a lot of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see 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 exact same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting 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 difficulty and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account activation 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 Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small icon to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.