In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, 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 extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared web hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your private information even if you haven’t added the service upon signup. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take only a couple of clicks.