When you register a domain name, you need to provide a valid street address, email and phone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can see your information and lots of people may not be OK with this. As a consequence, many registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you if the service is activated 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 Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small sign next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the general public after you’ve already created the account.