According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. At the same time, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see 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 not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you haven’t added the 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 domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, 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 offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.