In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is amazingly easy if you have a shared hosting service. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini button on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and choose to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.