In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That’s why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini button on its right. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.