When you register a domain name, you need to provide a genuine address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can view your info and lots of people may not be happy with this. Consequently, numerous companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 one and the same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini sign on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to hide your private details from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.