In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that rare. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. Moreover, 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 update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny symbol next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and choose to conceal your personal details from the general public after you have already ordered the account.