When you register a domain name, you are required to provide an authentic postal address, email and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can view your details and certain individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, many companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains 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 Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t have to log in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.