According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.