When you register a domain name, you are required to provide a genuine home address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anybody can check your info and some individuals may not be happy with that fact. As a result, plenty of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’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 known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes only a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.