When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can see your information and lots of individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small button next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal info from the public after you have already ordered the account.