In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Besides, 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, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose 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 simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse.