According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting package. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.