In accordance with the policies approved 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 at all times. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make 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 hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a mini symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you will need 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 upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the account.