According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you log in, you will need to visit 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 see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require only a couple of clicks.