In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact details with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.