When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine postal address, email account and phone as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your information and many people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting package from us and you’ve 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 will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not enabled the service during the signup procedure. 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 Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.