In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that rare. That’s why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is amazingly easy in case you have a shared hosting plan. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the 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 some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with just several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a couple of simple steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through 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 domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks.