In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny icon to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.