According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why domain registrars 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 is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. 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 immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a few easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia 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 us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require just a few clicks.