According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Besides, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. This is why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the registration process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case 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 without any effort. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.