In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is amazingly easy in case you have a cloud hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require just a few mouse clicks.