According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its color will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not added the service during the hosting account order procedure. 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

If you would like to hide the contact details 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 account activation process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.