When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a genuine address, email and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can view your information and lots of people may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t have to switch between different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.