According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can add 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 server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take only several clicks of the mouse.