In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. At the same time, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you have ordered a website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its colour will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. 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 Servers

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 a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active 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 can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.