When you register a domain, you need to give a genuine postal address, email account and phone 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 registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check sites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, plenty of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’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 called 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 globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to log in and out of different systems. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.