When you register a domain, you have to supply a valid postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can view your info and many people may not be okay with this. As a result, plenty of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is surprisingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you would like to transfer a certain domain to another domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.