According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that atypical. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small button next to that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.