When you register a domain, you have to give a valid home address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can see your info and a lot of people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to log in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.