In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. Because of this, registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, 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 is still not possible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared website hosting. You can accomplish this through the 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 domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a specific domain to some other company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the public after you’ve already created the account.