In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.