According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that rare. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is amazingly easy if you have a Linux shared package. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you would like to transfer a given domain to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires just several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.