When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can see your info and some people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, plenty of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is very easy in case you have a Linux cloud hosting package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a specific domain name to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini logo to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the general public after you’ve already created the account.