In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view 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 introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, 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 conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can protect your private data even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like 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 activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.