In accordance with the policies approved 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 all the time. In addition, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view 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 name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting package from us 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 any difficulty and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your personal info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection 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

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small sign on its right. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.