In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is very easy in case you have a hosting service. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a specific domain name to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small button next to that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your private details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.