According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.