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 correct and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information 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 domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact info for your domain name 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 registration procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting 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 domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order 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 same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.