When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a genuine home address, email account and telephone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anybody can view your information and many people 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 registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case 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 without difficulty. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.