When you register a domain, you need to give an authentic street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can view your info and certain people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, lots of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared 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 shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to go through different tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and choose to hide your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.