When you register a domain, you need to supply a genuine postal address, email and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can see your information and many individuals may not be pleased with this. As a result, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared web hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account order process. 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

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini logo next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and choose to hide your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.