In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. What’s more, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. For this reason, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny button to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the account.