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 all the time. Besides, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 domains by taking a couple of simple steps. In case 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 change your mind at a later point in time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take only a few clicks of the mouse.