In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this information is freely visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see 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 TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small symbol on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.