In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that rare. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, 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 personal details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy if you have a Linux shared website hosting package. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following several easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, 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 with our company after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will take only a couple of clicks of the mouse.