In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account order process. You will 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

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the account.