When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a valid home address, email and phone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can view your info and some people may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to switch between different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this 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 enable the service if you have not done so during the signup process. In addition, 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 straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, 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 domain names that you register through our company after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require just several mouse clicks.