In accordance with 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. What’s more, this info is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that rare. This is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a given domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.