According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared hosting service. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, 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 service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a particular domain to a different domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small sign on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll 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 upon registration as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.