In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is amazingly easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you would like to transfer a given domain to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your private information from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.