When you register a domain name, you have to supply a genuine home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can see your details and lots of individuals may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, lots of registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.