When you register a domain, you are requested to provide a valid home address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can see your information and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.