When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a genuine home address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can see your information and certain individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini logo to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the public after you have already created the account.