According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux website hosting service from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can protect your private data even if you haven’t enabled the service during the web hosting account activation process. You will 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 Servers

If you wish to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.