In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient 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 unusual. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a few simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via 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 with our company after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take just several clicks.