In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. At the same time, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. 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 extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will show you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. 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 want to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.