When you register a domain, you have to give a genuine street address, email account and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your information and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, many registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to switch between different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.