According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. At the same time, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that hides 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 enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny symbol on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.