According to 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 up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is really easy in case you have a shared website hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a particular domain name to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small button next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.