According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Plus, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.