According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to use different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.