When you register a domain, you have to give a valid postal address, email account 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 visible to the general public on WHOIS sites as well, so anybody can see your information and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can shield your private info even if you have not enabled 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 Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly 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. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small button to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.