When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a valid address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anyone can view your info and lots of people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, lots of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.