When you register a domain, you are requested to give a genuine address, email account and telephone number 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 domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can see your info and lots of individuals may not be okay with this. As a consequence, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to use different tools. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.