When you register a domain, you need to supply a valid home address, email account and phone as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can view your details and some individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.