In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this information is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for corporations, 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 an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is really easy if you’ve got a shared website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.