In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a web hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will show you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your private data even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

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 few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer 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 with our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks.