When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your details and many people may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.