In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. This is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.