When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a valid postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policies 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 sites as well, so anyone can check your details and lots of individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a result, lots of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini button on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already created the account.