In accordance with the policy adopted 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. At the same time, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is unbelievably easy if you have a shared hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to another domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will take no more than a couple of clicks.