When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine home address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can view your info and many people may not be happy with this. As a result, many domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.