In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. This is why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. 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 Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide 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 couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after signup. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will require only several mouse clicks.