When you register a domain name, you need to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can see your information and lots of individuals may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.