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 accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, 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 TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through 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 specific generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to hide your private info from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.