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 up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

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 our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public after you have already ordered the account.