When you register a domain, you are obliged to give a valid home address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anybody can see your details and a lot of people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s 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 Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll 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

In case you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.