When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your details and certain people may not be okay with this. As a consequence, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.