In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrar companies 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. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting plan from our company, 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/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name 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 given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.