When you register a domain, you are asked to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your information and certain people may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, 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 option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.