When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic address, email and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a mini icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.