In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this info is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That’s the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not have to go through different tools. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take only several clicks.