In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see 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 extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.