When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide an authentic address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anyone can check your details and certain individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, numerous registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs 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 Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you whether 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 Servers

If you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting 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 through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.