When you register a domain, you are obliged to give a genuine postal address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can see your details and a lot of individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini logo next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already created the account.