When you register a domain, you have to provide an authentic home address, email account and phone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can check your details and many people may not be comfortable with this. As a result, numerous domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small logo next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the account.