When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic address, email and phone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can check your information and certain individuals may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, lots of domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can shield your private details even if you have not enabled the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private info from the general public after you have already created the account.