According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That’s the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called 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 search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is stunningly easy if you’ve got a Linux web hosting package. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a certain domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse 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 order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.