When you register a domain, you need to supply an authentic street address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can see your information and some people may not be OK with this. Consequently, plenty of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your private details from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.