When you register a domain name, you have to supply a genuine street address, email and phone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can view your information and certain people may not be comfortable with this. Consequently, many companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different platforms. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny symbol next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the account.