When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic home address, email account and telephone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can see your info and a lot of people may not be comfortable with this. Consequently, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, 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 expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.