In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. This is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is surprisingly easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you want to transfer a given domain name to some other domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.