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 valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared web hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal data even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. 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

If you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.