According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. At the same time, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.