According to the policy approved 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 all the time. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, 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 personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will 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 enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is very easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes just a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.