When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a genuine postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy 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 public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can view your information and certain individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.