In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. For this reason, domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to go through different admin panels. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up buying a service that we can’t provide.