In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. For this reason, domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, 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’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy if you have a shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require only a couple of mouse clicks.