According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that rare. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added 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 listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.