In accordance with the policies adopted 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. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, 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 not possible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.