When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a valid address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can see your details and many individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact details 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 Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting service 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 difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

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