When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a genuine address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anyone can see your information and certain individuals may not be delighted with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not have to use different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is surprisingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small symbol next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.