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iPage Private WHOIS Guide (Pricing, Renewal Pricing, Setup)

identity-iconUsing the internet and even surfing online means that your privacy is the first to be at risk. Your computer will send out some basic information such as your internet provider location as well as your general address.

thumbSome websites can even know some personal information like your name and contact details.

Unfortunately this is normal for internet users and therefore if you want to protect your privacy, there are some ways to screen your personal information from being broadcast.

title-decoWhoIs

search-iconThe WhoIs protocol in iPage is considered by website owners to be more security conscious. Whos is originally a query protocol used in the internet to get information from the domain such as the owner’s name. The internet record of the domain owner includes

thumbRegistrant’s name

thumbMailing address

thumbPhone number

thumbEmail address

The reason for the minimum requirement as listed above is due to the domain being registered under the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN.

icann-logoThe ICANN regulates the internet website owners such as those followed by brick and mortar business establishments since it is also regulated by the government where the website owner is primarily based.

The WhoIs protocol is normally available for all computer users under different websites which offer includes searching in search engines for free. This ensures that the name of the website owner can be found by anyone who wanted to know.

thumbThis makes it uncomfortable for some website owners since their ownership information will be known to the website clients.

title-decoSkipping the Public Information

search-iconiPage offers a solution to website owners who do not want their personal information be known to the general public. The Whois information is seen in the domain privacy options and is also offered by other website hosting providers.

iPage offers activating the domain privacy option using just a few steps so that new website owners do not have to go through multiple steps that can make it a hassle.

thumbUnfortunately some website hosting providers will ask you to pay for the privacy option while others offer it for free.

title-decoiPage Popularity

The privacy option makes iPage a popular choice for new and existing website owners since some of their pertinent information can be hidden from the general public.

ipage-logoAnother reason for this is that iPage has already built a solid reputation since it has successfully hosted millions of websites along with being in existence for decades.

This solid reputation has led to thousands of new website owners putting up their websites with iPage as well as positive feedbacks and high ratings.

title-decoiPage Privacy Payment

wallet-iconiPage has a minimal fee for website owners if you want to get the privacy options. The reason for this is that the domain names are automatically registered with ICANN and therefore no privacy options is initially offered to website owners.

But the privacy option is offered as an add-on and the steps to activate it are detailed below:

thumbYou will have to initially login to your new or existing iPage account to enter your website modification options.

thumbClick the admin control panel.

thumbThen open the DomainCentral icon by clicking on it.

thumbThe DomainCentral page will be opened where your purchased and owned domain names are listed.

thumbThe list includes all the domain names registered with iPage and those from other website registrars

thumbA list of all relevant information are seen beside each of the domain names owned by you which includes:

thumbRegistrar

thumbPrivacy

thumbExpiration Date

thumbRenewal options

thumbYou will need to click the Privacy column to reveal the “Buy Now” option.

thumbClick on the “Buy Now” option to enter the link.

thumbThe terms and conditions of activating the Domain Privacy will be revealed as well as Whois and ICANN.

thumbA further explanation will be revealed until you have successfully activated the Domain Privacy option.

thumbAfter activating or not activating the Privacy option, you will need to log off.