When you register a domain, you are required to provide a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can see your information and certain people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to switch between different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.