When you register a domain name, you are required to give an authentic home address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your info and some people may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have ordered a shared website hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your private details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.