In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That’s why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name 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 server package. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny logo on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.