In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. 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 certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just a few mouse clicks.