When you register a domain, you are obliged to give an authentic postal address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can see your information and many people may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so upon registration. Furthermore, you’ll 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 instantaneously.