In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites 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 postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see 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” icon, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small button on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.