In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. For this reason, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, 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’s still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy if you have a shared hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a certain domain name to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy if you’ve got 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 plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini logo on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the 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 opt to hide your private information from the general public after you have already created the account.