In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, 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 personal details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a website hosting plan from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal information even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and opt to conceal your private information from the public after you have already created the account.