When you register a domain, you are requested to give a genuine address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can view your details and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.