When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a valid address, email and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can see your information and certain individuals may not be delighted with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.