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 correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t have to use different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini button next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.