When you register a domain, you are requested to provide a genuine street address, email and telephone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can view your information and many people may not be pleased with this. As a consequence, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different user interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.