In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy if you have a Linux website hosting package. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a given domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with just several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.