In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is extremely easy if you’ve got a Linux web hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you would like to transfer a certain domain name to some other domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal details from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.