When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a valid home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can view your information and certain individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a result, lots of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.