When you register a domain, you are requested to give an authentic street address, email account and telephone number 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 domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can see your details and a lot of people may not be pleased with this. As a result, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.