When you register a domain, you need to provide a valid postal address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can see your details and certain individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, numerous domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different systems. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.