When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a valid street address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your info and many people may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals 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 the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.