According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. What’s more, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a Linux website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a specific domain to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal info from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.