When you register a domain, you are obliged to give a genuine street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be OK with this. Consequently, many companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 exact 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 Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini icon on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.