In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you have ordered a shared website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private info even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This takes just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.