According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That’s the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make 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 private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different systems. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to hide the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.