In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting service from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the signup procedure. 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 Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.