When you register a domain name, you are required to give a valid home address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can check your info and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.