According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks.