In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. This is the reason why registrars 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’s activated, people will view the details of the domain 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 is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panels. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Additionally, 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 straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 effortlessly. This requires only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.