When you register a domain, you are required to give a valid street address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can check your details and some individuals may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain 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 exact same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.