In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That is why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking 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

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.