According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.