According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared web hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your private data even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.