When you register a domain name, you have to give a valid home address, email and telephone number as per 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 web sites too, so anybody can view your information and certain individuals may not be delighted with this. As a result, many domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared website hosting package. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you want to transfer a specific domain name to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.