When you register a domain, you are requested to provide an authentic postal address, email and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can check your details and some individuals may not be OK with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. At the moment, 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 service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is really easy in case you’ve got a Linux hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny button to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.