When you register a domain, you are required to provide an authentic home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can view your details and many individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, a lot of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny button on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.