In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and opt to conceal your private information from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.