When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a valid address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can check your info and a lot of people may not be happy with this. As a result, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.