When you register a domain name, you have to provide a valid address, email and phone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can view your details and certain people may not be satisfied with this. As a result, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to switch between different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so upon signup. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the general public after you’ve already created the account.