When you register a domain name, you need to supply a genuine home address, email and telephone 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 general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can view your information and a lot of people may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a shared plan. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact details for your domain 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 order procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.