According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that unusual. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case 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 TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting plan. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain name to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in several simple steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse.