When you register a domain name, you need to provide an authentic street address, email and phone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can view your information and lots of people may not be OK with this. As a result, many registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the account.