In accordance with the policies 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 at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, 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 TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.