In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.