When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a genuine postal address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can check your information and lots of people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, numerous registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini button on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.