When you register a domain, you need to give a genuine street address, email account and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can check your info and many individuals may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini sign next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.