In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – once you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on 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

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny logo next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the general public after you have already created the account.