When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a genuine postal address, email 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 check sites as well, so anyone can check your info and lots of people may not be happy with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world 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 Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is surprisingly easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting service. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to hide the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.