Whois Privacy Protection
Learn what Whois Privacy Protection is and how it will help secure your personal details.
When you register a domain, you are requested to give a valid postal address, email account and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting
account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.