In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That’s the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – once you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.