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 all the time. In addition, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals 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 make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. 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 add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.