In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. At the same time, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

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

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small sign on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal info from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.