When you register a domain, you are required to give a genuine address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can view your details and some people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to use different tools. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

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 easily. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.