In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. 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 Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.