When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide an authentic street address, email and phone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can check your details and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you have ordered a shared website hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign on its right. To activate the service, you’ll 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 name during the account order process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your private information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.