According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private details even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.