When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide an authentic street address, email account and telephone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can view your information and many people may not be OK with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal information even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small symbol on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.