When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a genuine home address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be okay with this. As a consequence, many registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, 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 names refer to one and the 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 don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different platforms. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini symbol on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your private info from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.