According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. 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 Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a web hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your personal details even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.