In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is surprisingly easy in case you have a shared web hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, 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 completely – if you wish to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny symbol to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.