According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That’s why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as 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 search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you have ordered a website hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon 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 enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private details even if you haven’t activated the service during the 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 Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.