When you register a domain, you need to give a valid home address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can check your information and a lot of people may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin panels. In the exact 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 this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so upon signup. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires only a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.