When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic address, email and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can check your information and certain people may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, plenty of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see 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 terms refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable 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 activated with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.