When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a valid address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your information and some people may not be delighted with this. As a result, many registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain 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 expressions refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.