In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. This is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting service from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a couple of easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just a few clicks.