According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. This is why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to switch between different user interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the signup procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.