According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you have not added the service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable 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 without any difficulty. This requires only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.