In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. This is why domain name registrars have launched 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 enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.