According to 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. Besides, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that rare. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is incredibly easy in case you have a Linux shared package. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.