When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic home address, email and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, lots of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view 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 very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.