In accordance with 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 up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is incredibly easy if you have a shared web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a particular domain to some other domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse 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 enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.