According to 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. In addition, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.