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 up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That is why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is very easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini button on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and choose to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.