In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you order a hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.