When you register a domain, you need to give a valid street address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can view your info and certain individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, many domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.