When you register a domain name, you have to provide a valid address, email and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can check your info and certain individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see 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 terms refer to the very 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 do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.