When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a genuine street address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can view your info and some individuals may not be pleased with this. Consequently, a lot of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards 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 domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.