In accordance with the policies adopted 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 at all times. In addition, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. This is why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over later, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require no more than a few clicks of the mouse.