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. Plus, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is unbelievably easy if you have a shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you would like to transfer a specific domain name to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny sign on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and decide to conceal your private info from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.