When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine address, email and phone in accordance with the policy 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 sites too, so anybody can see your info and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, many companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. 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 top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.