In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small symbol on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.