In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is freely visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. For this reason, domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different admin panels. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.