In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is amazingly easy if you’ve got a web hosting plan. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a given domain name to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the account.