In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is surprisingly easy if you have a cloud web hosting plan. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain to some other domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini symbol next to that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private details from the general public after you’ve already created the account.