According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view 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 personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal data even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account order 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 Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.