According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal information even if you have not enabled the service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a few easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks.