In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.