In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to use different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon signup. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a couple of easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over 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 account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will require just several clicks of the mouse.