When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a genuine street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved 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 web sites as well, so anybody can view your information and a lot of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a result, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you have ordered a shared website hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can protect your personal info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and choose to hide your private information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.