According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to use different user interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.