In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That’s the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is very easy – once you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking several easy steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, 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 domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just a couple of clicks of the mouse.