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. Besides, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as 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 domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is really easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to 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 will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

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 by taking several simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks.