According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrar companies 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 see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled 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 us will be displayed 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 on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.