According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That is why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is very easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared hosting package. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing several easy steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will require just a couple of mouse clicks.