According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. 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 info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.