According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Plus, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That is the reason why registrars 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. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a shared web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private data even if you haven’t activated the service during the registration 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

In case you wish to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.