When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid postal address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can check your details and lots of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a result, many companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared web hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. In this way, you can secure your private data even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You will 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

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.