When you register a domain name, you have to supply an authentic address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can check your details and certain individuals may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, many registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is amazingly easy if you have a shared hosting plan. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you would like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.