When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a valid postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anyone can view your information and a lot of people may not be OK with this. As a consequence, a lot of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, 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 the exact same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.