When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a valid address, email account and phone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can see your details and certain people may not be okay with this. As a result, many registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the 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 Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.