When you register a domain name, you are required to provide an authentic street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your info and a lot of people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, many registrars have introduced 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 domain registrar, 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 exact same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a cloud hosting plan. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a specific domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain 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 moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain to some other registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.