According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to use different tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny logo on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private information from the public eye after you have already created the account.