According to the policies approved 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. What’s more, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.