When you register a domain, you are obliged to give an authentic home address, email and phone as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can view your information and certain people may not be happy with this. As a consequence, lots of domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate 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 will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already created the account.