In accordance with the policies approved 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. At the same time, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.