In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide 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 completing several easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will take just a couple of clicks.