In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes only a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.