When you register a domain, you have to give a genuine address, email and phone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can check your information and many individuals may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, plenty of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, 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 one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.