When you register a domain, you are required to supply a genuine postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anybody can check your details and many individuals may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, lots of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel 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 top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.