When you register a domain name, you have to supply an authentic home address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can see your information and many people may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, many companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name 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 called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to go through different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.