According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. What’s more, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared web hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.