When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a genuine postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can see your details and certain people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, a lot of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.