In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that rare. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.