When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a valid postal address, email and telephone 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 domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can view your information and some individuals may not be delighted with this. Consequently, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve 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, so you won’t need to switch between different tools. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny icon on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the account.