When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid home address, email account and phone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your info and a lot of people may not be delighted with this. As a result, a lot of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to switch between different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.