According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Plus, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on 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 Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take just a few mouse clicks.