According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not need to log in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so upon registration. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.