When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a genuine address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can check your details and certain individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If 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 order procedure or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.