In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Plus, this information is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a website 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 won’t need to sign in and out of different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain 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. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.