When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid home address, email account and telephone as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can view your info and certain individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a result, many registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s 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 names refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain 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 will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a small sign on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.