When you register a domain, you are requested to give an authentic home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved 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 sites too, so anybody can view your info and some people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a result, numerous registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the registration process. Plus, 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 update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.