When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a valid address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can check your info and some people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this 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 that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a few simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will take only a few mouse clicks.