When you register a domain name, you are required to provide a genuine home address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can see your details and certain people may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.