In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That is why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just a couple of clicks of the mouse.