When you register a domain name, you have to provide a genuine address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can view your details and certain people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, numerous registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the 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 this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain name to some other registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.