In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see 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 personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private information even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a few simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take just a few clicks of the mouse.