In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different platforms. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.