When you register a domain, you are requested to give a valid address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can check your information and some people may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, numerous companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.