According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to go through different user interfaces. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit 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 Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take only a couple of clicks of the mouse.