According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Moreover, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can shield your private details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.