When you register a domain, you are asked to give a genuine postal address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can check your details and a lot of people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, plenty of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 exact same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini button to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.