In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on 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

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will require just a couple of clicks of the mouse.