According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. That’s why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its color will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can secure your private information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini logo to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to hide your personal details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.