According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing 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 do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.