In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see 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 TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.