According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. This is why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If 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 top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – after you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.